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LVP\LVT Flooring Care and Maintenance

 

 

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Congratulations! Your new luxury vinyl floor is installed and it looks amazing. In order to protect your investment, we have some simple LVP\LVT Flooring Care and Maintenance tips for you.


Immediately Following Installation

During the first 48 hours after installation, it is recommended that you:

  • Keep foot traffic to a minimum.
  • Wait 24hours before putting furniture on the floor.
  • Sweep the floor to remove loose dirt.
  • Use only a non-abrasive cleaner.
  • Do not use a vacuum with a rotating beater bar.
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Following these instructions will ensure proper curing of the product.


 

Follow a Simple Maintenance Plan

The type and frequency of foot traffic on your floor will determine the frequency of maintenance needed. Regular attention to a simple maintenance program should include:

  • Remove dirt and grit by sweeping or dust mopping daily.
  • Wipe up spills as quickly as possible.
  • Use protective pads for furniture and appliances to prevent scratching.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time.

 


 

Use Protective Mats

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It is important to use a good quality entry mat to trap dirt, sand, grit and other substances such as oil that would otherwise be tracked onto your floor. These mats will also help protect your flooring from premature wear. Mats are also suggested at heavy pivot locations, such as in front of your kitchen sink or stove. If mats are placed directly on top of the floor, use mats without latex or rubber backings to avoid possible discoloration.

 


 

Care for Stains, Spills, Scuffs and other Substances

There will be times when it is necessary to use more aggressive cleaning methods on your vinyl floor. Substances such as acids, blood, dyes, paints, solvents and other contaminants will require special treatment. To learn more about the treatment of these types of spills, please visit Shaw’s Floor Care Center. We recommend a nonabrasive floor cleaner to keep your floors looking their best. Also, please do not use steam to clean your floors. The extreme temperatures can cause expansion of the vinyl which could lead to wrinkles and glue bond issues.

 


 

Use Chair and Appliance Pads to Protect Your Vinyl Floor

Make sure furniture legs have a large surface, nonstaining floor protectors. Replace small, narrow metal or dome-shaped glides with smooth, flat guides that are in full contact with the floor. Heavy furniture or appliances that are not moved often should be equipped with flat, non-staining composition furniture casters or cups of appropriate size. Keeping your new vinyl floors looking great is simple as long as you follow these simple tips.

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How to Clean LVP/LVT Flooring

LVP Floor Care Do’s & Do Not’s

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Do you have too much to do every day?  I know I sure do so why not purchase flooring that is beautiful but also easy to keep clean.

Simple Steps to Clean Flooring

  • Sweep your floors regularly to remove loose dirt and grit.
  • Wipe up any spills as soon as possible.
  • Clean your floors using a damp-mop as needed with clean water and a nonabrasive floor cleaner.

Do Not

  • Use harsh chemicals.
  • Use steam.
  • Use a vacuum with a beater bar or brush.

Sound easy enough? LVP/LVT flooring is a great solution for the busy lifestyle that so many of us live today. This is a product that with just a few minutes per day will stay clean and remain looking as good as it did the day it was installed.

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